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Guardians' Circle


The Guardians’ Circle

Members of the Guardians’ Circle are a special group of forward-thinking people who are partners with us in planning for the future.  Their legacy gifts let us know that vital resources are in the pipeline to help us fulfill our mission to the next generation of children. 

Please contact us if you are interested in ways to include Seattle Children’s in your estate plans.

How to Join the Guardians’ Circle

The following kinds of commitments qualify you for membership in the Guardians’ Circle:

  • A bequest provision in your will or living trust
  • A life-income gift, such as a charitable remainder trust or a charitable gift annuity, that names Seattle Children’s as a remainder beneficiary
  • A charitable lead trust that provides income to Children’s for a donor’s lifetime or term of years
  • A gift or assignment of qualified retirement plan assets
  • A gift of all or portion of a bank or brokerage account through a beneficiary designation
  • A gift of life insurance
  • Certain other planned gifts


We hope you will inform us of your decision to make an estate gift so that we may welcome you into our Guardians' Circle.


Benefits of Joining the Guardians’ Circle

In recognition of your generosity and foresight, you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Inclusion on the Guardians’ Circle Wall in the Legacy Hallway at Seattle Children’s Hospital (unless you wish to remain anonymous). 
  • Invitations to an annual Guardians’ Circle Luncheon hosted by Children’s leadership as well as special events and lectures sponsored by Children’s.
  • The Guardian newsletter and Connection magazine.
  • Invitation to share your life story through our Lives of Meaning, Legacies of Healing computerized touch screen display.  This display preserves the images and biographies of past and current legacy donors for posterity. 
  • The deep satisfaction in knowing that your gift will help restore generations of children to health, good spirits, and full lives.


Guardians’ Circle Enrollment Form

You can notify us of your legacy commitment and indicate your recognition preferences on the Guardians’ Circle Enrollment Form